Marvel television head has been accused of racism with Asian characters of American web television Marvel’s Daredevil. Here’s the full details:
#1. Introduction About Daredevil
Marvel’s Daredevil is an American web television series created by Drew Goddard based on the Marvel Comics. It is the first in a series of show that lead to the defenders crossover miniseries. The genre of series is action, crime drama, legal drama and superhero. The premise of the series is a person named Matt Murdock becomes daredevil vowing to bring his father’s killers to justice and to fight crime.
#2. Daredevil- Season 1
Season-1 was released on Netflix on April 10, 2015 in which it was manifested that Matt Murdock manages to overcome the challenges that he faces due to his blindness since childhood and fights criminals as a lawyer and Daredevil. Nobu Yoshioka is a character in this series playing a prominent role against the lead actor Matt Murdock. Nobu was villain and a physical match for the title hero. His role was frequently shown in the first season.
#3. Daredevil- Season-2 And 3
Peter Shinkoda appeared as Nobu Yoshioka and Madame Gao were Asians who played prominent roles in season 1, were not given much importance in season 2 and 3 because Marvel Television Head didn’t care about Asian characters. Jeph Loeb who was the producer of daredevil ignored and did not assign roles for Asian and Chinese star cast. Shinkoda said that the writers have already thought to scrap the roles of the two Asian characters and they’re dynamic. Loeb was a racist and was insensitive.
#4. Online Campaign #Save Daredevil
In a live stream, Shinkoda said that Jeph Loeb asked the writers to not to write about Nobu and Gao. This thing was belabored and repeated by many of the writers and show runners many times but they were very apologetic. They used to say that nobody cares about Chinese and Asian people and they are just ignored as they were ignored in a Marvel movie named Blade. After this, they were forced to put their storyline down and unhand it. Dee knight responded to the accusation made by Nobu and by a fan that he didn’t know about anything like this happened and refused to all the accusations.
#5. Racism Faced by Nobu and Gao
Jeph Loeb was a racist and insensitive. He has no respect for Chinese and Asian people and his sole motive was to not let Asian and Chinese people to participate. Due to which every Marvel television was cancelled in quick succession and Marvel was called out for ‘racist’ hiring practices.
#6. Tweet of Hollywood Celebs
Ray Fisher Tweeted that thank you Peter Shinkoda for standing up and speaking out. This is how our industry will advance and I always stand with you.
William D said that it was absolutely appalling to see that Asian and Chinese people are ignored and are not given any importance and their roles are reduced or scrapped.
#All Lives Matter it means that it actually matters because everybody has a right to live and they should not be discriminated on the basis of their religion, race etc.